This week saw Norfolk schools return from the Easter break for the start of the summer term and with only 12 school weeks left until the end of the academic year, now’s a great time to encourage your young people to think about what they might like to do with their free time in July and August. For those… Read More A Summer Call for Volunteers!
Goodbye August, hello September, greetings new school year! We hope you’re looking forward to the new term and even though we’re already missing the summer, we’re excited for what’s ahead- projects, INSET and half term (only 7 and a bit weeks away…!) We published new issues of our Book-Bites and High-Lights newsletters this week, so if… Read More Fri-Dahl Reads: Heroes and Villains
We’ve had a busy week; not only are we anticipating the back to school rush, we’ve also undergone a slight change which you may have seen us post about– we have a new name! Our service is continually improving and over the Summer it was agreed that a new name for the School Library Service would better reflect the… Read More Fri-Dahl Reads: Esio Trot
We’re at the halfway point of this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, The Big Friendly Read, and we can’t quite believe it- the summer really is whizzing by! August is nearly over and September (and the new school year) is on the horizon. For the past two weeks we’ve looked at some of our team’s favourite Roald Dahl… Read More Fri-Dahl Reads: More About Boy
In celebration of The Big Friendly Read Summer Reading Challenge 2016, we’ve retired our usual Friday Read posts for a bit and are instead looking at some of our favourite Roald Dahl books. Last week Apryl wrote about her love for Matilda and below one of our Library Assistants Zoë has written about Dahl’s 1975… Read More Fri-Dahl Reads: Danny, the Champion of the World!
Unless you’re living on the moon, you may have seen us mention that the 2016 Summer Reading Challenge is Roald Dahl themed; produced by the Reading Agency, delivered by libraries and this year working in partnership with the author’s estate to celebrate 100 years since his birth in 1916. The Big Friendly Read is currently taking place… Read More Fri-Dahl Reads: Matilda!
The end of the academic term is finally here and for us that means the return of lots and lots of project boxes and more orders coming in for the beginning of September. It also means any spare bits of space in our office now look a lot like this: They’re EVERYWHERE (not that we’re complaining of course)! We… Read More Boxes, Boxes EVERYWHERE…
Young Norfolk Arts Festival took place across the county between 1st– 10th July, with a plethora of events in all aspects of art and culture. We attended two events at the tail-end of last week; the Young Norfolk Poetry Competition, hosted by Writers’ Centre Norwich, and the British Art Show 8 Norwich Castle Takeover, with… Read More Young Poetry and a Castle Takeover!
There are now just THREE DAYS before the winner of the 2016 Carnegie and Kate Greenaway awards are revealed and we’re really excited for our shadowing event on Monday, not just because by lunchtime we’ll FINALLY know who the winner is, but because we get to discuss all of the titles with groups of students from three… Read More What’s That I See? CKG on the Horizon…
With half term on the horizon, the summer holidays will soon be in sight and that means one thing: the annual Summer Reading Challenge! The theme for 2016 is Big Friendly Read, a nod to one of the nation’s favourite authors, Roald Dahl, and sees the Reading Agency collaborating with the author’s estate in recognition… Read More Is it too early to talk about the Summer Reading Challenge?